Hospitals Know How to Protect Mothers. They Just Aren’t Doing It.

By Alison Young, USA Today. Photo: Marco Mention’s wife, YoLanda, died shortly after giving birth to their daughter Serenity in 2015. Jack Gruber/USA Today. In countries with publicly funded national health care systems, such as the U.K, it is easier to insist hospitals and health providers follow standard safety practices, said Dr. James Martin Jr., director […]

5 doctors and surgeons tell us what they really think about Medicare-for-all

By Dylan Scott, Vox. Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images Some doctors support single-payer health care — even if that means a lower salary. The muscle of the health industry lobby — pharma, health plans, doctors, and hospitals — is gathering to stop single payer. The Hill’s Peter Sullivan had the report on Friday morning. The industry’s influence […]

Why the Latest Attack on Single-Payer Backfired

By Michael Corcoran, Truthout. Photo by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/Lightrocket via Getty Images. “If you find that you have to keep explaining what your proposal is, you haven’t done enough, and your opponents can and will destroy your efforts with a few soundbites.” —Dr. Don McCanne of Physicians for a National Health Program, 2016. Medicare for All costs $32.6 […]

Single Payer Is Actually a Huge Bargain

By Drs. Steffie Woolhandler, David U. Himmelstein and Adam Gaffney, The Nation. It would save both dollars and lives compared to our current system. Last week, Charles Blahous at the Koch-fundedMercatus Center at George Mason University published a study suggesting that Bernie Sanders’s single-payer health-care plan would break the bank. But almost immediately, various observers—including Sanders himself—noted that according to Blahous’s own […]